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Edited by Ian Russell and David Atkinson
Folk Song: Tradition, Revival, and Re-Creation is a major contribution to UK and international folk song studies at the start of the twenty-first century. It brings together 36 selected essays, which explore the revival movements, key men and women who made them happen, and some significant singers and songs.
The subjects covered range from ballad studies to folk-rock, from the engravings of Hogarth to the Manchester Runway protest, with differing theoretical and critical perspectives, including features on several of the prime movers – Sabine Baring-Gould, Frank Kidson, Lucy Broadwood, Annie Gilchrist, Gavin Greig, Maud Karpeles, Ruth Herbert Lewis, Annabel Morris Buchanan, Ewan MacColl, Moses Asch, Louise Manny, and Peter Kennedy.
Among the many issues tackled are: cultural politics, national identity, commercialisation, gender, mass media representation, adaptation and acculturation, fakelore, creativity, repertoire analysis, and singing style.
This is a fascinating and timely collection of new insights in the field of folk song, representing the exciting diversity of current research, and deserves to be widely read by scholars and folk revival participants alike.
Folk Song: Tradition, Revival, and Re-Creation book, £20.00, is available from the Online Store.
2. One hundred years of the Folk-Song Society
Reviving and re-creating folk traditions
3. The Ballad Society: a forgotten chapter in the history of English ballad
4. The Little Song-Smith: a printed folk song anthology and its reception
among Ingrian peasants, 1849–1900
Thomas A. Dubois
5. Folk song in Lithuania
Nijolė Sliužinskienėand Rimantas Sliužinskas
6. Compositional processes and the aesthetics of originality: reflections
on a ballad in a twentieth century Finnish opera
Tina K. Ramnarine
7. Transformations of Tradition in the Folkways Anthology
8. Choosing the right folk: the appointment of ‘human cultural properties’
9. Folk club or epic theatre: Brecht’s influence on the performance practice of Ewan MacColl Michael Verrier
10. British folk songs in popular music settings
11. Ghosts of voices: English folk(-rock) musicians and the transmission
of traditional music
12. Revival: genuine or spurious?
Those who made it happen
13. The Telfer Manuscript: ballad and song collecting in the Northumbrian
John Wesley Barker
14. Sabine Baring-Gould and his old singing-men
15. Folk song and the ‘folk’: a relationship illuminated by Frank
Kidson’s Traditional Tunes
16. ‘Dear Mr. Walker’ – the Letters of Gavin Greig to William
Walker of Aberdeen
Robert S. Thomson
17. Collectors of English-language songs for the Irish Folklore Commission,
18. Roving Out: Peter Kennedy and the BBC Folk Music and Dialect Recording
E. David Gregory
19. Lucy Etheldred Broadwood: her scholarship and ours
20. Anne Geddes Gilchrist: an assessment of her contributions to folk song
Catherine A. Shoupe
21. An ‘English’ lady among Welsh folk: Ruth Herbert Lewis and
the Welsh Folk-Song Society
E. Wyn James
22. Unnatural selection: Maud Karpeles’s Newfoundland field diaries
23. Annabel Morris Buchanan and her folk song collection
24. The life and legacy of a New Brunswick folk song collector
Singers and Songs
25. A thematic reconsideration of the textual ancestors of ‘The Bitter
26. ‘Mylecharaine’: a forgotten call to nationhood
Fenella Crowe Bazin
27. The ballad singer and seller depicted in the works of William Hogarth
Andrew C. Rouse
28. ‘The Brown Girl’ (Child 295B): a Baring-Gould concoction?
29. ‘Spencer the Rover’ - an old soldier?
30. Joseph Taylor from Lincolnshire: a biography of a singer
31. Bell Duncan: ‘The greatest ballad singer of all time’?
Julia C. Bishop
32. Sam Howard and the east Norfolk singing tradition, 1919–1936
33. A matriarch of song: Belle Stewart, ‘The Queen Amang the Heather’
34. A study of tongch’ojesinging style in Korean narrative song,
35. Clyde Covill: reconstructing a community tradition
Jennifer C. Post
36. Songs from under the Flightpath: environmental protest song in
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